Fly to Frankfurt where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in the Frankfurt area for one night.
This morning, enjoy a stop in Weimar, the one-time intellectual heart of Germany and host to such luminaries as Luther, Bach, Liszt, Schiller and Goethe. Later, journey past Jena, home of the world famous Zeiss Optics Factory, and cross the River Elbe, before reaching Germany's capital, Berlin, for two nights. Includes Breakfast
Since the wall dividing the distinctly different east and west sides came down, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new, preserving its old heritage buildings, such as the State Opera House and the Brandenburg Gate, its neoclassical style boulevards, such as the Kurfurstendamm and the Unter den Linden, as well as creating brand new buildings in the most modern architectural styles. Germany's capital is now culturally one of the most fascinating, lively and interesting cities in Europe. See the highlights on the included guided sightseeing tour. This afternoon, enjoy an optional excursion to historic Potsdam. Includes Breakfast
Journey to Poznan, former capital of Poland and now a centre of culture and academia. Stop for a visit of the historical centre, then continue to Warsaw. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
The included sightseeing tour with a local guide is an excellent introduction to Warsaw, lovingly restored to its former glory after the destruction suffered during World War II. Explore the city's historic landmarks, such as the wealth of fine architecture on the magnificent Royal Way and the cobbled lanes of the Old Town Square. Includes Breakfast
Your first stop today is at Jasna Gora Monastery near Czestochowa, which withstood the repeated onslaught of overwhelming Swedish forces during the religious wars of the 17th-century. Since then its Black Madonna has been venerated as the 'Queen of Poland' and is considered the country's national symbol. This afternoon, a locally guided visit to the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp, a chilling reminder of the Holocaust and the outrages perpetrated against the Jews during World War II. Later, continue to Krakow, Poland's cultural capital, for two nights. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Thought to be Poland's most beautiful city, Krakow was the country's capital for almost 500 years and for centuries was the residence of Polish Kings. Today it is without a doubt its cultural capital. Today includes a sightseeing tour takes in well-preserved Rynek Glowny medieval market square, the Jewish Quarter, St Mary's Church and Wawel Cathedral. Later, enjoy free time to explore before tonight's optional folklore dinner. Includes Breakfast
Today's enjoyable drive crosses three countries, starting first with the Tatra Mountains of Poland, before driving through scenic Slovakia to Hungary and your destination, Budapest, the most charismatic of Eastern European capitals, where you will stay for two nights. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
The included sightseeing tour with a local guide features Buda Castle which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. See the expansive plaza of Heroes' Square, the old inns and wine cellars along the Buda riverbank, the impressive Royal Castle, Parliament, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church and Margaret Island. Later enjoy an optional Hungarian night. Includes Breakfast
This morning, why not enjoy an optional excursion to the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace. This afternoon, drive across the Czech border into the Moravia region and journey amidst the rich farmlands of Bohemia to Prague, for two nights. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
The Czech capital is a beautiful treasure trove of Gothic and Baroque architecture, which inspired the works of Dvorak and Smetana, two of the city's best-known composers. Today's included sightseeing tour with a local guide visits landmarks such as the Charles Bridge and the Old Town Hall's famous Astronomical Clock. Includes Breakfast
Back across the Czech border and into the Bohemian Forest before reaching Germany. Drive south to Munich for one night. Before checking into your hotel, enjoy an orientation drive to get a feel for the Bavarian capital. Includes Breakfast.
The highlight today is undoubtedly the Romantic Road, which runs north to south as far as the Alps. First stop in lovely medieval Nördlingen, then see Rothenburg with its ramparts and towers, cobbled streets and 16th-century houses. Head towards Friedrichsdorf, in the Frankfurt area, for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner.
Transfer to Frankfurt airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast
• Flights UK - Frankfurt; Frankfurt - UK • Accommodation on tour in a twin room with private facilities • Meals on tour - 14 breakfasts and 5 dinners • Services of a tour director • Porterage (for one suitcase per person) • Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits. • Transfers between the overseas airports and hotels • All local and airport taxes/service charges
• Berlin City sightseeing • Warsaw City sightseeing • Czestochowa & Jasna Gora Monastery Visit including Black Madonna • Auschwitz Guided visit • Budapest City sightseeing • Vienna City sightseeing • Prague City sightseeing • Munich Orientation drive • Romantic Road Scenic drive • Rothenburg Visit